Melchizedek, the HIGH PRIEST of the MOST HIGH GOD, THE ELOHIM, blessing Abraham, the Servant of the MOST HIGH GOD.
Day 35 of the 40 Days The LORD JESUS CHRIST
spent with His+ Disciples,
in His+ Glorified Body,
AFTER HIS+ RESURRECTION !
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Knowing that CHRIST
being raised from the dead
dieth no more;
Death hath no more dominion
Romans 6: 9
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All Things Must Be Fulfilled
which were written in the Law of Moses and in the prophets and in the Psalms concerning ME+.( Luke 24:44 )
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, HE+ expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning HIMSELF+ . ( Luke 24:27 )
And [ JESUS ] said unto them,
Thus it is written
and thus it behoved CHRIST to suffer
and to rise from the dead the third day.
( Luke 24: 46 )
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Now we know there are prophecies foretelling of the Advent of CHRIST JESUS. But, where are the prophecies foretelling the suffering of CHRIST, hidden deeply in the Old Covenant ?
Where is it so written that CHRIST must suffer?
We all know Isaiah 53 describes His+ Suffering. However, let’s focus on a more HIDDEN SCRIPTURE that is not so well-known as Isaiah 53 nor well-connected to The LORD’S coming SACRIFICE.
Let’s look at a REALITY about HIS+ Body and Blood given for us, even before Abraham’s testing of Isaac came upon him.
And MELCHIZEDEK King of Salem ( Peace ) brought forth
Bread and Wine:
he was the priest of the MOST HIGH GOD.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered,
made an High Priest
after the order of MELCHISEDEC.
Hebrews 6: 19-20
Genesis 7: 1-7
For this Melchisedec, king of Salem,
priest of the most high God,
who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also
King of Salem,
King of peace;
Without father, without mother, without descent,
having neither beginning of days, nor end of life;
but made like unto the SON of GOD;
abideth a priest continually…
… And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who+ is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
For HE testifieth,
THOU+ art a Priest for ever
after the Order of Melchisedec.
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Here we see MELCHIZEDEK, the Priest of the MOST HIGH GOD, offeredBREAD AND WINE to ( Abram) Abraham and to Whom Abraham — and indeed , the entire line of the Levitical Priesthood — paid tithes. This points us , indeed , to the FIRST Communion.
There is never a mention of SUCH a High Priest again in Scriptures until we come to The LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Wherefore, holy brethren,
partakers of the heavenly calling, consider
the APOSTLE+ and HIGH PRIEST+
of our profession,
Bread and Winewere FIRST INSTITUTED as the Body and Blood of The LORD JESUS CHRIST at the Last Passover. That is when HE+ ate with His+ disciples before going to the Cross, explaining to them:
THIS IS MY+ BODY, broken for you.
THIS CUP is the cup of the NEW COVENANT,
MY+ BLOOD, which is shed for you.
The strange incident of “MELCHISEDEK” — Whom some say was The LORD HIMSELF+ — may be one of those Scriptures written in Genesis which Our LORD in His+ Glorified Body explained to the disciples .
Undoubtedly, HE+ now had
their UNDIVIDED ATTENTION !
HE+ opened their understanding to SEE His+ suffering portrayed early, very early in the record of the ELOHIM’S dealing with mankind.
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Known unto GOD are all His works
from the beginningof the world.
And to make all men see
what is the fellowship of the mystery,
which from the beginning of the world
hath been hid in GOD, Who
created all things by JESUS CHRIST:
I AM Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the LORD, WHO+ is, and WHO+ was, and WHO+ is to come, the ALMIGHTY.
Remember the former things of old:
for I AM GOD ( EL ),
and there is none else;
I AM ELOHIM,
and there is none like ME,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
and from ancient times
the things that are not yet done,
My counsel shall stand,
and I will do all My pleasure:
Isaiah 46: 9 – 10
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Glory be to the LIVING, RESURRECTED SAVIOR+ WHO+ opens our understanding of the hidden things contained in the OLD COVENANT, showing HIMSELF+ to be the fulfillment of all prophecy !